Bill would give student-loan breaks for rural relocation.
Earlier this year, Brownback and a dozen other farm-state senators introduced the New Homestead Act of 2003, designed to reward people who relocate to rural areas through a series of economic incentives.
One program included in the measure offers to repay up to $10,000 in student loans for recent graduates willing to move to a small town.
Chuck Hassebrook, executive director of the Center for Rural Affairs in Nebraska, said he supported the legislation's emphasis on encouraging rural residents to launch or expand small businesses.
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|Title Annotation:||Capitol briefs|
|Publication:||Community College Week|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Sep 15, 2003|
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